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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course

  • Official course for PADI Open Water Dive Certification
  • Four guided scuba dives along the Great Barrier Reef
  • Hassle-free daily transfers from your Cairns hotel
Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
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Learn to Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef: 4-Day PADI Open Water Dive Course
From US$460.08
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system, and there are few better places on earth to learn to scuba dive. This 4-day PADI open water dive course offers the ideal introduction, with expert instruction both in and out of the water, two full-day scuba diving excursions along the Great Barrier Reef including lunch on board, and official PADI dive certification upon completion of the course.
What to Expect
The PADI open water course is the leading certification course for scuba divers and suitable for complete beginners. During your 4-day training course, spend the first two days learning the theory with classroom lessons and practice basic scuba diving skills, safety drills, and correct ascending and descending techniques during training sessions in a swimming pool.

Once you are fully prepared, put your skills to the test in the open waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy two full-day cruises, each including two guided scuba dives—four dives in all—and experience the underwater wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you stay safe and maximize your chances of spotting marine life, such as tropical fish, reef sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles. Both cruises include a delicious barbecue buffet lunch served on board.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive your PADI Open Water Dive Certificate, which allows you to scuba dive up to a depth of 60 feet (18 meters), join certified dive tours, rent diving equipment, and take part in advanced PADI diving courses.
Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile
Great diving!!

I did the 4-Day Padi Open Water with the instructor Ryan. It was an amazing course and I saw The best of the great barrier reef. I know feel competent to dive by myself Thanks to Ryan. I will definintly come back and do the...More

Thank Niki L
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
The best experience with the open water diving course!!

I was lucky enough to fall upon this amazing company and course! I not only completed my open water diver certification but also my Advanced Open Water Diver certification (6 days total). This all couldn’t of been possible without the best instructor in town, Ryan...More

Thank Kristina W
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile
An unforgettable experience

I just did my open water course with Down Under Dive. Everything was very well arranged: the first two days of theory are combined with practice in the pool. Our instructor Ryan is a very capable, relaxed and patient instructor. No questions were left unanswered...More

Thank Efraim V
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Great experience with diving course

I chose Down Under Cruise & Dive in Cairns for my first encounter with diving and I’m pretty sure it was the best decision I could have made. I met an amazing bunch of people here and we had such a great time even during...More

Thank Irena_Santorini
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing 😊 Highly recommend!

I just became a certified open water diver, and it was incredible. Frankie is the best teacher ever!! I would highly recommend this course and definitely with Frankie, he is such an amazing teacher. The boat is big and beautiful, the staff are so friendly...More

Thank EmilySWong
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